Worship Gathering: 5/1/2022 :: YouVersion Event
First Baptist Church, South Haven
Worship Gathering: 5/1/2022
Join us for in-person worship in the sanctuary or live on Facebook at 10:30am. The service will also be posted to YouTube and Archive Sunday after church.
Locations & Times
  • First Baptist Church
    10781 76th St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM

Live Worship: Facebook

If you're unable to join us in person, you can view today's service live on our Facebook page beginning at 10:30 AM.


Online Worship: YouTube

View today's message later this week on our YouTube channel by clicking here.


Weekly Bulletin

View this week's bulletin including general announcements and weekly prayer requests by clicking here.

We welcome missionaries Amir & Denise Hodge this morning as we hear updates about their work at El Ayudante in Honduras
Happy Birthday!
· Allie Wilson (5/1)
· Steve Follman (5/2)
· Larry Dobberstein (5/3)
· Chelsea Hagger (5/3)
· Kim Wilburn (5/8)

Memorial Service: Ken Dell

Please join Tina Dell and her family as they celebrate and remember the life of her husband and FBC member Ken Dell on Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at FBC.  A luncheon will follow.  If you’re able to help with the luncheon and/or bring a side dish or dessert to serve, please sign up online at 

Next Week’s Servants (5/8)
· Café Bakers: Janette Hendrix (casserole) | Larry Dobberstein (donuts)
· Mission Café: Julie Zantello
· Nursery: Tracy Marshall, Annette Koller
Aftermath Cancelled
Aftermath will not meet today or next week on 5/8.
Door Repairs & Replacement
If you have noticed when you enter the church through our main entrance, the outside steel doors are in rough shape. It has been determined that they need to be replaced. In addition, all the fire doors in the east wing need repair or adjustments; so do the double steel doors in the gym on the east side of the building. We have contacted S.A. Morman and Co. in Portage to fix these issues. The cost will run approximately $14,400.00. If there is any way you could contribute to this expense, it would be greatly appreciated. You can simply mark your donation with “Doors” so it is applied to the correct area.

History Video #21 | 2010-2020

The last installment of our 150 Year Anniversary videos is now available. If you haven't taken time to view this series, we encourage you to do so!  We also greatly thank Rocky Starland for all of his time researching and putting these videos together. Catch the latest and final episode here:  

Volunteers Needed
We would like to resume having Greeters, Ushers, and a Welcome Center attendant on Sunday mornings. If you are willing to serve in any of these areas, please contact Kim ASAP to be put on the upcoming schedule. Thank you!

Trivia Night: 5/14

Saturday, 5/14 | 6:00pm | Upstairs at FBC
We are so excited to resume this event and invite you to join us for a "Best Of" trivia night.  We will use two categories each from our 2015-2019 events.* 8-10 people per table.  * Table hosts will coordinate or bring snacks and drinks for their group. * $1 mulligans - up to 10 per table.* Childcare is available. * $10 per table.  The winning table will receive the entire registration amounts collected as a prize..* Sign-up online or contact the church office (email southhavenfbc@gmail.com | call 269-637-1291).* For questions or more information, contact the church office. 

Summer Camp
Opportunities are available at Higher Ground at Lake Louise and Lake Ann Camp. Lake Ann hosts all grades every week through the summer. Lake Louise dates are:
· 7/8th Grade: July 31-August 6
· 9/10th Grade: July 17-23
· 11/12/13th Grade: July 24-30
Camp participants will have opportunities to earn funds for camp through participation in fundraisers. Contact the church office if you’re planning to attend and watch for more details coming soon. You can also check the camp websites: www.lakeanncamp.com or www.highergroundatlakelouise.com
Mission Cafe
· 9:00-10:15am on Sundays
The Mission Café is a great place to have a breakfast treat and coffee, enjoy lively conversation and have fun while helping support missions at First Baptist. All items are store bought and served safely. Featuring:
¨ Donuts
¨ Bagels
¨ English Muffins
¨ Snacks
¨ Hot & Cold Beverages
¨ And more!
For your convenience, we accept cash, check and debit/credit cards!

Online Giving is Available!

If you would like to support our ministries by giving an online donation via debit/credit card or your bank account, you can do so by using this link:

Church Office Hours
The church office will be open on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM if you need to stop in for any reason.


You can download the app by clicking the link below from your cell phone or tablet. By using the app, you can conveniently view recorded Sunday worship services; look up addresses and phone numbers for other church members; update your personal information; register for events; tithe online; send prayer requests; and more.  We're excited to bring another avenue of communication to you!  If you have any questions or issues, please contact Kim.


Check Out Our Web Page

We are keeping our web page (southhavenfbc.com) updated regularly.  Please use it as a tool.  Under "Resources" we have a page for FBC Members only which has our latest emails and letters from Pastor Jerry.  If you try to access this page, you will need the password "Know Him" to see the content.

On the Calendar
mission café
· Sundays | 9:00-10:15am

children’s sunday school
· Sundays | 9:15am | Classroom 3
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Janette Hendrix for questions or more information.

· Sundays | 10:30 AM | Sanctuary
· Available live on Facebook beginning at 10:30 AM
· If you're unable to join us in-person, you can view the service later in the week on Archive.org, Facebook.com or YouTube.com

children’s worship
· Sundays | 10:30 AM | Children's Worship Room
· Ages 5 years old through 5th grade
· Contact Alyssa Newell for questions or more information.

· CANCELLED 5/1, 5/8
· Sundays | 12:00pm | Upstairs
· Discuss the morning's sermon and message over lunch
· Contact Pastor Jerry for questions or more information.

youth group
· Sundays | 2:00-4:00pm | Upstairs
· Middle & High School students
· Contact Allie Wilson for questions or more information.

men’s bible study
· Tuesdays | 7-8:30pm | Mission Cafe
· Contact Paul Fitton for questions or more information.

church office open
· Wednesdays | 10:00am-4:00pm

bible study
· Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am | Library
· Contact Tina Wilburn for questions or more information.

women’s bible study
· Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm | Online
· Contact Tracy Marshall for questions or more information.

women’s craft group
· Thursdays | 6:30pm | Classroom 2
· Contact Tracy Marshall to participate.

men's basketball
· Saturdays | 1:30-2:30pm | Gym
· Contact Josiah O'Conner to participate.

coming soon
· Trivia Night: Saturday, 5/14 | 6:00pm | Upstairs
· Susan Seitz is recovering from successful back surgery.
· Joyce Bocock is recovering from surgery.
· Nick Sebasta (friend of Allie Wilson) has been diagnosed with cancer in his sternum, spine, liver and pelvis . He and his wife, Lena, have three children ages 10, 14, and 16.
· Tina Dell and her family upon the loss of her husband, Ken, on 2/10. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary at FBC
· Martha Dubuisson (Lisa Follman’s mom) continues to have health issues and concerns with dementia related issues.
· Linda Pries is recovering from a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery.
· Steve Follman is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· Linda Rooker is recovering from a successful hip replacement surgery.
· Check out our monthly prayer card on-line at southhavenfbc.com under “Weekly Bulletins” for a list of those with on-going needs.
First Baptist Church
1635 76th Street
South Haven, MI 49090